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June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Evening with George Fariñas


Books & Books


June 24
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Books & Books Literary presents…



Star of Cuba: The History of Cubana Airlines

Monday, June 24th, 7 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is proud to present an evening with George Fariñas discussing Star of Cuba: The History of Cubana Airlines

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

Star of Cuba – The history of Cubana Airlines (Vol 1 1929-1959), is the most definitive history of the airline ever written. More than 30 yrs of research, interviews, collections of photographs, stamps, newspaper articles, route maps, wing collections, itineraries, ads, etc. We literally did not leave any stone unturned. But the true story of how this Cuban flag carrier had to be told for future generations, so they learn how it was born from a flight school, to become the # 1 airline in all of Latin America, in pre-Communist Cuba.

About the Author:

Although this is his first attempt at writing a book, George has written several articles for a number of aviation publications, including the EAA’s Sport AviationRevista Aérea Latinoamericana, Airways and Airliners magazine. Fascinated by aviation, he was a regular visitor to Havana’s José Martí International Airport (then Rancho Boyeros), dreaming like most boys do, of someday becoming a pilot. But this would not take place in his native homeland, as he and his family emigrated from Cuba in 1961.

While attending the University of Miami he flew cargo on a part-time basis to South America with BAL-TRADE AIRLINES. Graduating in 1970, he landed a full-time job flying for PRINAIR AIRLINES out of San Juan, Puerto Rico. After a two year stint with the Caribbean airline, he hired on with EASTERN AIRLINES, subsequently he left EASTERN and was hired by DELTA AIR LINES, where he retired in 2005 after a 31 year career.Today George lives in Panama City, Republic of Panama, enjoys traveling extensively to other countries, baseball and video & still photography. An accomplished airplane modeler, some of his models adorn the DELTA AIR LINES museum, and the display stands of St. Petersburg (Florida), Grand Cayman, Miami and Montego International airports. He has three sons who live in Georgia.